Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Back to Betsy Ross








After I finished Joseph, I went back to Betsy Ross by Melissa Shirley.  I am stitching her with a guide by Amy Bunger.  I was hung up on the hair.  I tried the swirl stitch.



 I am not sure that I like this 100%.  The shading is awfully blocky looking.  Leaving it in for now.

Skinny Van Dyke on the green lines

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  1. I like the hair, and if it is what Amy called for its good! I love Skinny Van Dyke anywhere. It is especially wonderful in green!

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    1. I didn't realize you came up with the hair stitch. I am impressed, it's great! Meri M. And I are going to Amy's for studio time in July. We cannot wait! Our husbands are going and we are making a mini-vaca out of it.

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  2. Hi Steph,
    So happy to see Betsy again. I like the swirl stitch for the hair. You are so close to finishing this piece.
    Hopefully, I will spend some time with Betsy this summer while I am free.
    Linda

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    1. I hope school lets out soon. Our kids have been out for three weeks already! Did you see that Amy has studio time now? Want to meet up there in the fall?

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  3. I like the hair. It is easy to be too critical of your own work.

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  4. Fun to see Ms Betsy again, just in time for Flag Day on Friday. '-) She is going to be beautiful no matter what stitch you settle on for her coif. Time to pull out the patriotic pieces here. ~ Sarah

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    1. Thank you! I hope to see you this summer.

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  5. Your stitching is so fabulous. You should really be teaching. :)
    Nancy P

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    1. Thank you, Nancy P! I am using a guide by Amy Bunger except for the hair. I wanted a less noticeable coif. Not sure I accomplished that, but had fun trying.

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  6. Stephanie, she looks great, and I like her hair!

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  7. Consider moderating the sudden color changes by reversing half of the overdyed thread. June McKnight taught me to use this trick when an overdye has "jerky'' changes. By the way, Swirl Stitch is great!

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